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So I’ve just got into my A- levels I’m doing Psychology, English Lit and History. The problem is I would like to go uni and study medicines so I can be a psychiatrist or study something in human biology however, I didn’t get science at GCSEs.
I already did a year of Travel and Tourism as a BTEC; I know you need Bio and Chem to do medicines so should I retake my Science GCSEs after A levels or give up and find something else ???! Please help!! I know it’s not guaranteed I’ll pass the second time and will there be any point is there another way?
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perhaps try looking into medicine with a preliminary year, as far as i understand both cardiff and manchester do these but its definitely worth looking into if you meet the academic criteria.
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So I’ve just got into my A- levels I’m doing Psychology, English Lit and History. The problem is I would like to go uni and study medicines so I can be a psychiatrist or study something in human biology however, I didn’t get science at GCSEs.
I already did a year of Travel and Tourism as a BTEC; I know you need Bio and Chem to do medicines so should I retake my Science GCSEs after A levels or give up and find something else ???! Please help!! I know it’s not guaranteed I’ll pass the second time and will there be any point is there another way?
You’ll actually need science a levels (bio and chem) in order to do medicine at uni. In order to do science a levels you’ll need science gcse, I would talk to your school if I was you, they’ll able to advise you
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perhaps try looking into medicine with a preliminary year, as far as i understand both cardiff and manchester do these but its definitely worth looking into if you meet the academic criteria.
Thank you, would I still need science and is it worth retaking my science gcse when I finish my A levels?
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You’ll actually need science a levels (bio and chem) in order to do medicine at uni. In order to do science a levels you’ll need science gcse, I would talk to your school if I was you, they’ll able to advise you
I know I was asking if I should retake the science gcse after doing my A levels.
I’ve looked up the Access to higher but I won’t be 19 by then and I’d still need the gcse. It’s really stressing me out.
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I know I was asking if I should retake the science gcse after doing my A levels.
I’ve looked up the Access to higher but I won’t be 19 by then and I’d still need the gcse. It’s really stressing me out.
What’s your plan?

Retake GCSEs do science a levels?

Or retake GCSEs and try to do an access to higher education course?

From what I’ve seen there are a few unis that avocet latter eg Plymouth and kings
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What’s your plan?

Retake GCSEs do science a levels?

Or retake GCSEs and try to do an access to higher education course?

From what I’ve seen there are a few unis that avocet latter eg Plymouth and kings
That’s what I mean I’m not sure what works out better after finish my A levels. I live in East London so the distance isn’t ideal
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That’s what I mean I’m not sure what works out better after finish my A levels. I live in East London so the distance isn’t ideal
If you want more options hence a higher chance I would go with resit gcse and doing those a levels, however it’d be good to call up unis ur interested in and see what situation they would accept.

Another option would be for you to go on to uni and then go grad med but it’s normally not advised since it’s even more competitive
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If you want more options hence a higher chance I would go with resit gcse and doing those a levels, however it’d be good to call up unis ur interested in and see what situation they would accept.

Another option would be for you to go on to uni and then go grad med but it’s normally not advised since it’s even more competitive
Thank you for your help I’m going to talk to someone when I start, someone said you can get into medicine with just a psychology A level but I don’t think it’s true.
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Thank you for your help I’m going to talk to someone when I start, someone said you can get into medicine with just a psychology A level but I don’t think it’s true.
No problem. Yes do that. If it’s in the U.K. unfortunately no you can’t get into medicine with psychology a level alone
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No problem. Yes do that. If it’s in the U.K. unfortunately no you can’t get into medicine with psychology a level alone
I’m going to talk to someone when I have my induction I’ll update you if you want. Thank you again 🙏🏽
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